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Niagara Falls pharmacist, charged with asking customers to disrobe, makes deal with DA

A Niagara Falls pharmacist, accused by several customers of both sexes of asking them to partially disrobe before filling opioid prescriptions, made a deal with Niagara County prosecutors last week.

Robert Kendzia, 81, of MacLeod's Pharmacy on Buffalo Avenue, was given a six-month adjournment in contemplation of dismissal on a misdemeanor coercion charge Dec. 6, in exchange for surrendering his state pharmacist's license.

Kendzia was arrested in late July on one woman's complaint, but Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said other customers came forward later with similar stories. Wydysh said Kendzia claimed he was looking for track marks to make sure the customers weren't using heroin.

"I don't know what was going on in his head, but he didn't have a right to do what he was doing," Wydysh said.

Falls pharmacist, 81, accused of coercing customer to take off clothes to get meds

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